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The Devil's Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms: Stalking Horse

by Polsinelli on

The "Devil's Dictionary" is a quick-reference guide for commercial lenders and other restructuring professionals. In this series, we highlight many of the buzz words found in the Dictionary and used in today's bankruptcy...more

Double Whammy: In a Sweeping New Opinion, the Ninth Circuit Creates a New Mechanism for Completely Wiping Out Unexpired Leases in...

In In re Spanish Peaks Holdings II, LLC, Case No. 15-35572 (9th Cir. Sept. 12, 2017), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a bankruptcy trustee may use Section 363(f) of the Bankruptcy Code to sell real property free...more

Eroding the Majority Rule: Another Circuit Concludes That Lease Can Be Extinguished in Free-and-Clear Bankruptcy Sale

by Jones Day on

The ability of a trustee or chapter 11 debtor-in-possession ("DIP") to sell bankruptcy estate assets "free and clear" of competing interests in the property has long been recognized as one of the most important advantages of...more

Some Holiday Cheer for a Challenging Retail Environment

by Perkins Coie on

It would be an understatement to say that 2017 has been a difficult year for the retail sector. Store closings and bankruptcy filings punctuate the news almost daily. However, challenges beget opportunities, and this...more

The Section 363 Sale Process: Buying Assets from a Bankrupt Company

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Businesses struggle and bankruptcies are filed for a number of reasons, regardless of the economic climate. While unfortunate, this provides opportunities for others to purchase assets of distressed companies through the...more

“Spanish Peaks” and Leases in a Landlord’s Bankruptcy – Tenants Beware!

The recent Spanish Peaks decision from the Ninth Circuit (covering Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington) deepens the split in case law on the ability to strip off leases in a...more

Second Circuit Affirms Bankruptcy Court’s Nullification of Chapter 15 Debtor’s Sale of Claim Due to Woefully Inadequate Price

by Jones Day on

In the March/April 2013 edition of the Business Restructuring Review, we reported on an opinion by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York concluding that a chapter 15 debtor’s sale of claims against...more

Ninth Circuit Joins “Minority” of Courts That Allow Property to be Sold in Bankruptcy Free and Clear of Leaseholds

The Ninth Circuit recently held, in Pinnacle Rest. at Big Sky, LLC v. CH SP Acquisitions, LLC (In re Spanish Peaks Holdings II, LLC), No. 15-35572, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 12526, 2017 WL 2979660 (9th Cir. July 13, 2017), that a...more

Kramer Levin-Debtwire Retail Event Tackles Distressed Asset Monetization Strategies

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel and Debtwire recently co-sponsored a retail restructuring discussion that brought together a formidable roster of retail restructuring experts to discuss opportunities and strategies for...more

Buyer Beware: Bankruptcy Assets not “Free and Clear” if Due Process is Lacking

One of the most powerful and oft used devices in bankruptcy is the sale of assets “free and clear” of liens, claims and interests. One issue a buyer at a bankruptcy sale must consider, however, is whether due process has been...more

Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Alert - October 2016

by Reed Smith on

Welcome to the October 2016 issue of the CR&B Alert, the newsletter produced by Reed Smith's Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group. Excerpt from newsletter: DELAWARE AND NEW YORK AT ODDS OVER RECLAMATION...more

Developments in Unitranche Financing (2016)

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The increasing use of unitranche financing, both domestically and abroad, has created new opportunities for middle market loan participants. However, lenders must understand the legal issues and potential bankruptcy risks...more

Losing Both Ways: Debtor Diligence in the Identification of Claims

by Bryan Cave on

Two recent cases serve as reminders the devil is truly in the details. As to the front-end risks associated with an early § 363(f) sale, in In re Motors Liquidation Company (the “GM” case) we have seen a $10 billion reminder...more

Second Circuit Raises a Caution Flag for Sales Free-and-Clear of Claims

by Reed Smith on

The power of a bankruptcy court to authorize the sale of assets “free-and-clear” of liens and any other interests is a powerful tool that is used to realize value from distressed businesses. Indeed, purchasers will...more

General Motors: Protection Granted in Section 363 Sale Orders is Only as Good as the Notice Given

by Dechert LLP on

In a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the General Motors case, the court held certain claimants were not afforded procedural due process with respect to the § 363 sale of General Motor...more

Second Circuit Finds that Barclay’s Bought Lehman’s Assets Free and Clear of FirstBank’s Claims

by King & Spalding on

On March 29, 2016, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that FirstBank Puerto Rico (“FirstBank”) could not recover from Barclays Capital Inc. (“Barclays”) the securities (“Securities”) pledged by it, in connection with a...more

Revel: To Stay or Not to Stay? Third Circuit Reveals the Answer

by Mintz Levin on

On Sept. 30, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in In re Revel AC Inc. issued a decision of significance to federal jurisprudence and bankruptcy practice. Hon. Thomas L. Ambro delivered the court’s opinion, reversing...more

In RE ICL Holding Co.: Roadmap For Avoiding The Absolute Priority Rule

by Burr & Forman on

In In re ICL Holding Co.,1 the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit a_rmed the bankruptcy court’s approval under 11 U.S.C.A. § 363(b) of the sale of all of the debtors’ assets to the secured lender group and...more

Third Circuit Provides Gifting Guidance in § 363 Sales

by Locke Lord LLP on

Under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, a debtor is permitted to sell substantially all of its assets outside of a plan of reorganization. Over the past two decades, courts have increasingly liberalized the standards under...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Fall 2015 Edition: Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance

by Dechert LLP on

When a portfolio company underperforms, a sponsor may consider various options to address the perceived performance issues, including changes to a portfolio company’s management team, cost structure, capital structure or...more

Secured Creditors in Section 363 Sales Be Aware -Your Proceeds May Be Used to Satisfy the Debtor’s Unpaid State Tax Liabilities

by Dechert LLP on

It is a basic feature of sales under section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, that the purchaser takes free and clear of all claims and interests, such claims and interests attach to the proceeds of the sale in accordance...more

The ABI Commission on Business Bankruptcy Reform: The Sale of All or Substantially All of the Debtor's Assets and Proposed...

by BakerHostetler on

This is the fifth in a series of Alerts regarding the proposals made by the American Bankruptcy Institute Commission to Reform Chapter 11 Business Bankruptcies. This alert covers the Commission’s recommendations regarding the...more

The M&A Word of the Day® from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Distressed Sale

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Latham & Watkins partner Zachary Judd explains the M&A term Distressed Sale, a term for a transaction in which the target company is in or near the zone of insolvency. For additional definitions of the legal and business...more

The Fisker Case and Its Impact on Distressed M&A

by Dechert LLP on

As is well known, the right to credit bid is the entitlement of a secured lender to bid the amount of its outstanding claims at the sale of its collateral. If the secured lender places the winning bid, no money is exchanged...more

A Section 363 Sale Does NOT Transfer Property Free and Clear of an Equitable Servitude

by Snell & Wilmer on

Sales in bankruptcy court under 11 U.S.C. § 363 (called “363 Sales”) are often used to sell property during a bankruptcy case. The 363 Sale process provides an efficient procedure to liquidate estate property and offers...more

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